17-Year-Old Girl Stole $1,500 From Parents to Pay Someone to Kill Them: Authorities

By JOHANNA LI
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Not only were these parents the target of their teen daughter’s alleged murder-for-hire plot, they were also expected to fund it.

Alyssa Hatcher, 17, of Umatilla, Florida, is facing charges for stealing nearly $1,500 from her parents and using the money to pay two people to kill them, authorities from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.

"The parents are good people, outstanding citizens. This was just somebody, who for whatever reason, just didn't want her parents around," Lake County Sergeant Fred Jones told WFTV.

It all started when Hatcher, a student at Umatilla High School, withdrew more than $500 and $900 in two different transactions, the arrest affidavit reported.

She allegedly used $100 to purchase cocaine then gave $400 to someone to commit the murders, authorities said.

When the first plan failed, she gave the other $900 to someone else “to kill her parents,” the document reported.

Authorities said they then caught wind of the alleged plan when another student at the high school told a school resource officer.

Hatcher was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal solicitation for hire and has been turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

It is not yet clear what Hatcher’s motives were and authorities haven’t decided whether she will be charged as an adult.

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